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H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Poultry and Wild Birds

Statement by the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds on the current situation regarding H5N8

03 December 2014

A Great Day for Marine Wildlife!

Today, the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11) concluded in Quito, Ecuador. After a week of intense deliberations and negotiations, the Parties to CMS passed a large number of resolutions, taking bold steps forward for the conservation of marine, terrestrial and avian migratory species.

09 November 2014

Major Initiative Endorsed Today to Protect Asia’s Migratory Mammals

CMS Parties at their 11th COP in Quito, Ecuador, agreed today to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative to protect wildlife in the region from increasing development threats, Wildlife Conservation Society reports.

08 November 2014

Wild and Precious

After Beijing, Nairobi and Bangkok, the "Wild and Precious" roadshow has reached the CMS COP in Quito.

07 November 2014

Launch of Central Asian Mammals Initiative to Save the Last Migrations

Quito, 6 November 2014 - The Central Asian Mammals Initiative has been presented on the occasion of CMS COP11 on 6 November in Quito, Ecuador.

07 November 2014

Polar Bear – One Step Closer to Listing Under CMS

Quito, 6 November 2014 - Norway’s proposal to add the Polar Bear to CMS Appendix II cleared the first hurdle, when the Committee of the Whole decided to recommend its adoption to t

06 November 2014

Signing Ceremony at COP11

New Signatories to MOUs and Partnership Agreements Signed

05 November 2014

Champions Night

The Migratory Species Champions Programme was launched on the eve of the opening of the Conference of the Parties, which is being hosted in Quito by the Ecuadorean Government. Master of Ceremonies of the event was CMS Ambassador, Stanley Johnson, the environmental journalist and writer.

04 November 2014

First Press Conference of CMS COP11 Taking Place

The Secretariat of the UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador will be holding a press conference today.

04 November 2014

High Level Panel

On the eve of what promises to be the best-attended COP in the Convention’s 35-year history, CMS held its first High Level Ministerial Panel.

03 November 2014